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UNICEF calls for “urgent” help so that children in Lebanon affected by the explosions can begin the course

September 4, 2020

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned this Friday that after the first month of the explosions in Beirut, Lebanon “urgently” needs help so that children can go back to school shortly after the start of school, with 183 educational centers damaged or destroyed.

UNICEF has said it will need $ 50 million (€ 42 million) to respond to the immediate needs of children and families over the next three months.

Through a brief report, “Everything around me is in ruins,” UNICEF exposed the situation of more than 77 children and young students following the explosions that struck Beirut. At least 190 dead and thousands injured, as well as incalculable financial losses.

UNICEF calls for “urgent” help so that children in Lebanon affected by the explosions can begin the courseUNICEF calls for “urgent” help so that children in Lebanon affected by the explosions can begin the course

“When a disaster like this occurs, education can be a lifeline for children whose lives have been turned upside down as attending school gives them a safe space and a sense of normalcy in the midst of the chaos,” he said. UNICEF representative in Lebanon, Yukie Mokuo.

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